verb (used with object), hated, hating.
to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest:
to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry.
to be unwilling; dislike:
I hate to do it.
verb (used without object), hated, hating.
to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility.
intense dislike; extreme aversion or hostility.
the object of extreme aversion or hostility.
noting or relating to acts that are motivated by hatred, prejudice, or intolerance:
a hate crime; hate mail.
hate on, Informal. to show hate toward, criticize, or belittle, usually unfairly:
Don’t hate on him just because he wins all the time.
to dislike (something) intensely; detest
(intransitive) to be unwilling (to be or do something)
(informal) a person or thing that is hated (esp in the phrase pet hate)
(modifier) expressing or arousing feelings of hatred: hate mail
Old English hatian “to hate,” from Proto-Germanic *hatojanan (cf. Old Saxon haton, Old Norse hata, German hassen, Gothic hatan “to hate”), from PIE root *kad- “sorrow, hatred” (cf. Avestan sadra- “grief, sorrow, calamity,” Greek kedos “care, trouble, sorrow,” Welsh cas “pain, anger”). Related: Hated; hating. French haine (n.), hair (v.) are Germanic. Hate crime attested from 1988.
Old English hete “hatred, spite,” from Proto-Germanic *hatis- (cf. Old Norse hattr, Old Frisian hat, Dutch haat, Old High German has, German Hass, Gothic hatis; see hate (v.)). Altered in Middle English to conform with the verb. Hate mail is first attested 1967.
In addition to the idiom beginning with hate
- Hat in the ring
see: throw one’s hat in the ring
captured, one of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:54).
exploration, one of the temple porters or janitors (Ezra 2:42). He returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel.
[hat] /hæt/ noun 1. a shaped covering for the head, usually with a crown and brim, especially for wear outdoors. 2. Roman Catholic Church. verb (used with object), hatted, hatting. 3. to provide with a hat; put a hat on. Idioms 4. hat in hand, humbly; respectfully: He approached the boss, hat in hand. 5. […]